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    As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page)

    Crushing victories for either side in the first two matches have set up a potentially thrilling decider when South Africa host Australia in the final Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

    The tourists blazed their way to a comprehensive 281-run victory in the opening game in Pretoria, but South Africa proved their resilience with an equally emphatic 231-run success in Port Elizabeth last weekend. The Proteas are now seeking a first home Test series win over Australia in 44 years on a ground where they have lost just once in 12 years and 16 matches - to the Australians in 2006.